Local History

29 November 2016

Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden gets the WDYTYA? treatment on Thursday 1 December. Here’s a quick recap of the star’s career, which goes back to the early 90s…

28 November 2016

In part two of our 12-Week Family History Challenge, Laura Berry shows you how to get your hands on a birth record and find new avenues of research to explore

25 November 2016

Curious about the research behind Danny Dyer’s episode? Learn more about some of the key genealogical records shown on screen with this short guide

24 November 2016

Believe it or not, there’s every chance that kings and queens could be lurking in your family tree. We reveal how you can trace your royal ancestors like Danny Dyer

24 November 2016

In two deleted scenes from Danny Dyer's episode, the actor discusses his love of Cockney rhyming slang and learns about an unusual connection to a London football club

24 November 2016

In his episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, Danny Dyer travelled from London to Suffolk via the dreaming spires of Oxford. We reveal more about the places Danny visited along the way…

24 November 2016

Workhouse inmates, 17th-century noblemen and Kings of England – the cast of characters Danny Dyer encountered on his Who Do You Think You Are? journey could not have been more different. Revisit their stories with our handy episode summary

24 November 2016

The 13th series of Who Do You Think You Are? kicks off with an episode starring Danny Dyer – currently appearing in EastEnders. But what else do we know about the actor?

21 November 2016

Have you ever wanted to trace your family tree? Over the next 12 weeks, we'll be publishing 12 free online guides to researching your ancestors for the first time – read Week 1 now!

18 November 2016

To celebrate Explore Your Archive week 2016, we’re revealing our top 25 reasons to delve into the archives and boost your family history research

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